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266th pope of the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis: 266th pope of the Catholic Church
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. Francis is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian who reigned in the 8th century.

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Pope greets, chats with migrant families in Lesbos [Video]

Pope greets, chats with migrant families in Lesbos

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni Identification Centre on Sunday and met with refugee families living in the camp. Francis took his time walking along the barricades, patting children on the head,..

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Pope Francis makes historic visit to Cyprus with migrants in focus [Video]

Pope Francis makes historic visit to Cyprus with migrants in focus

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Sir David Amess funeral: Pope pays tribute to ‘devoted’ MP [Video]

Sir David Amess funeral: Pope pays tribute to ‘devoted’ MP

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer were among guests at a requiem mass for Sir David Amess. The service at Westminster Cathedral featured a message written by Pope Francis. Report by Burnsla. Like us on..

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U.S. Cardinal: 'We have to be pastors, not politicians' [Video]

U.S. Cardinal: 'We have to be pastors, not politicians'

Cardinal Blase Cupich talks to Bianna Golodryga about President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis and they discuss the U.S. Bishops who would deny communion to the President.

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Biden gets emotional talking about Pope Francis [Video]

Biden gets emotional talking about Pope Francis

In his remarks to close the G20 summit in Rome, President Joe Biden got emotional while talking about the empathy Pope Francis showed him during a visit following Beau Biden’s death.

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PM Modi meets Pope Francis in Vatican City, invites him to India | 16th G20 Summit | Oneindia News [Video]

PM Modi meets Pope Francis in Vatican City, invites him to India | 16th G20 Summit | Oneindia News

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Pope Francis in Vatican City. He was accompanied by NSA Ajit Doval and EAM Dr S Jaishankar. #PMModi #PopeFrancis #Vatican

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Joe Biden meets Pope Francis in Vatican [Video]

Joe Biden meets Pope Francis in Vatican

U.S. President Joe Biden opened a five-day European trip Friday with an extended visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where the world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics ran overtime in talks..

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See Biden's meeting with Pope Francis inside Vatican [Video]

See Biden's meeting with Pope Francis inside Vatican

President Biden, the United States’ second Catholic president, met Pope Francis at the Vatican. They were expected to discuss climate change, migration and income inequality, among other issues.

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Biden and Pope Francis [Video]

Biden and Pope Francis

Ahead of their meeting Friday at the Vatican, a look at President Biden’s relationship with Pope Francis.

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Little boy steals the scene at Pope's audience [Video]

Little boy steals the scene at Pope's audience

A 10-year-old boy interrupted Pope Francis' weekly audience on Wednesday after he walked on stage asking for the pontiff's white skullcap.

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PM Modi arrives in Vatican City to meet Pope Francis ahead of G20 summit

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G-20 Summit: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Vatican City to meet Pope Francis

On the second day of his visit, PM Modi arrived at the Vatican City to meet Pope Francis. He is accompanied by NSA Ajit Doval and EAM Dr S Jaishankar.
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Joe Biden arrives in Rome for meeting with Pope Francis ahead of G20 and COP26

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Two weeks of global leaders meeting to save the world begin with a one-on-one between the leader of the planet's biggest religious denomination and its most powerful superpower.
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PM Modi will meet Pope Francis on October 30, says Church

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Pope Francis on October 30 during his European visit commencing later this week, a Catholic Bishops' body in Kerala said on Wednesday.
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Missouri executes man said to be disabled despite calls for clemency from Pope Francis

missouri executes man said to be disabled despite calls for clemency from pope francis
A convicted murderer has been executed in Missouri after both the state's governor and the US Supreme Court declined to grant clemency sought by Pope Francis on the grounds that the man was..
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'Some people wanted me dead': Pope hits back at conservative critics

'some people wanted me dead': pope hits back at conservative critics
Pope Francis has hit back at conservative critics, saying their undermining of the Catholic Church is the "work of the devil" - and quipped that "some people wanted me dead" after his recent surgery.
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Pope Francis criticises West's involvement in Afghanistan - but quotes Putin instead of Merkel

pope francis criticises west's involvement in afghanistan - but quotes putin instead of merkel
Pope Francis mistakenly invoked Vladimir Putin in his criticism of the West's involvement in Afghanistan as an attempt by outsiders to impose democracy.
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Church aid for families with 4 or more kids

A circular issued by Pala bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt on Tuesday said the “offers” are being made as part of the “Year of the Family” declaration by Pope Francis. The church is Oriental..
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Pope Francis leaves hospital 10 days after undergoing colon surgery

Pope Francis has been seen leaving hospital, 10 days after having planned surgery to remove half his colon.
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Pope Francis admitted to hospital for scheduled surgery

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Pope Francis has been admitted to hospital for a scheduled surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican has announced.
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Pope Francis 'responding well' after intestinal surgery at Rome hospital

Pope Francis is "responding well" after surgery on his large intestine, the Vatican has said.
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Pope Francis Shakes Hands with Spider-Man

Pope Francis may be a superhero in the Catholic church, but he came face-to-face with a guy who's a hero to children everywhere ... including kids in hospitals he visits to cheer them up. The Pope met..
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Pope calls on world financial leaders to reduce debt burden of poorer countries

pope calls on world financial leaders to reduce debt burden of poorer countries
Pope Francis has told the world's financial leaders that poor countries hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus should have their debt burden reduced.
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Pope pays surprise visit to Vatican vaccine centre for homeless people

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Pope Francis visited the Vatican's vaccination centre for the poor and homeless on Good Friday.
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'Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': Pope's message to packed Erbil stadium

'iraq will always remain with me, in my heart': pope's message to packed erbil stadium
Pope Francis has said Mass to thousands of people in the packed Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil.
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Pope visits Mosul - former Islamic State stronghold in Iraq

Pope Francis has arrived in Mosul on his tour of Iraq, a former stronghold of terror group Islamic State.
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Pope Francis's historic visit has given Iraqis hope of more tolerant days ahead

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This extraordinary and historic papal visit to Iraq may have been risky and controversial.
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'Look beyond our differences': Pope Francis meets with senior Iraqi Shia cleric

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Pope Francis has met Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - Iraq's top Shia cleric - at the Islamic scholar's home in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
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Pope Francis arrives at home of senior Iraqi Shi'ite cleric

Pope Francis has arrived at the home of Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - southern Iraq's top shi'ite cleric - in a historic meeting of Catholic and Shi'ite Muslim leadership.
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Pope expresses solidarity with people of Myanmar as thousands protest against coup

Pope Francis has expressed his "solidarity with the people" of Myanmar protesting at last week's military coup..
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Pope Francis Eating Too Much Pasta, Needs Diet Change For Sore Back

Pope Francis is way too kneedy ... he eats too much pasta, and his doctors want him to drastically change his diet ... from A to Ziti. The pasta-loving Pontiff's being advised to lose at least 4 lbs to..
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The Pope Compares Abortion To Hiring A Hitman

Pope Francis just compared abortion to hiring a hitman ... because he says both acts are designed to get rid of a problem. The Pope made his comment to Argentinian women who oppose a new, proposed law..
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Pope Francis Meeting With 5 NBA Players at Vatican to Discuss Social Justice

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Defend seafaring workers hit hard by pandemic, Pope says

Pope Francis paid tribute on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships due to the coronavirus pandemic, a situation the United Nations has said poses a risk to the safe operation..
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Pope appeals for end to Libyan civil war

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for both sides in the Libyan civil war to seek peace, urging the international community to facilitate talks and protect refugees and migrants he said were victims of..
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Don't celebrate victory over coronavirus too soon, Pope tells Italians

Pope Francis on Sunday warned Italians to not let their guard down against coronavirus now that infection rates have fallen and urged them to obey government rules on social distancing and wearing..
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Pope urges U.S reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is "self-destructive and..
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Pope condemns racism and violence in U.S., calls for national reconciliation

Pope Francis broke his silence on the unrest in the United States on Wednesday, saying no one can "turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion" but condemning violence as "self-destructive and..
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Pope makes anti-corruption spending rules mandatory in Vatican

Pope Francis has approved sweeping new rules for procurement and spending in the Vatican meant to cut costs, ensure transparent competition and reduce the risk of corruption in awarding contracts.
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People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis

Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns.
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Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says

Pope Francis on Saturday urged politicians to divert funds spent on weapons to research to prevent another pandemic, as he led the largest gathering in the Vatican in nearly three months.
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Vatican, Italy resume public church services as lockdown eases

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Monday and Catholic churches across Italy held public Masses for the first time in two months, in the latest easing..
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Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

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